Zana Zlebnik
Zana Zlebnik

Player Profile

Maribor, Slovenia

High School:
II Gimnazija Academy

Last College:
Texas Tech


Overview — Transfer from Texas Tech University …?Brings leadership to a young Bruin squad …? …?Baseliner with solid ground strokes …?Will challenge for time in the top half of the lineup.
Fall 2000 — Teamed with Sara Walker, going 3-2 in fall doubles action …?Advanced to the quarterfinals at the ITA Regionals, defeating Arizona’s Laroque/Marino, 8-4 …?Played singles in only one fall tournament, seeing action in the pre-qualifying at the Riviera All-American Championships.
1999-2000 — Sidelined for most of 2000 with an injury to her achilles tendon … Saw action against Pepperdine, Oregon and Stanford … Fell in the first round in the Pac-10 Invitational draw in Ojai …?Reached the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Invitational in doubles with partner Cristina Popescu.
1999 (Texas Tech Univ.) — Competed for Texas Tech at the No.1 singles position … Finished with an overall singles record of 7-15 ... Ranked No. 43 in preseason ITA rankings … Selected to play in the main draw of the ITA Clay Court Championships during the fall … Member of the Big 12 All-Academic team.
1998 (Texas Tech Univ.) — Advanced to the second round of at the 1998 NCAA championships, becoming the first woman in Texas Tech history to qualify for the main draw … Defeated Karin Palme of Arizona State in the first round, 6-4, 6-1 … Finished the season with a 17-6 overall record, all at the No. 1 slot … Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year … Earned All-Big 12 singles and doubles honors …?Ranked nationally in both singles and doubles … Defeated several nationally ranked opponents, including No. 18 Babar Navarro of Baylor and No. 30 Raluca Gheorge of Oklahoma … Advanced to the semifinals at the ITA Fall Rolex Championships in Austin, Texas.
High School / Juniors — A 1997 graduate of II Gimnazija Academy in Maribor, Slovenia …?Semifinalist in the 18-Under Slovenian National Championships and at the national masters under-18 tournament … No. 5 ranked junior in Slovenia … Qualified for main draw of junior Australian Open … National doubles indoor champion in 1994 … Competed on the Slovenian National team at the European Team Championships … Under-16 National Doubles champion and runner-up in singles competition … Won the Under-14 national title in both singles and doubles in 1992 … Has also competed in tennis, volleyball and skiing.
Personal — Full name is Zana Zlebnik …?Born August 16, 1978 in Maribor, Slovenia … Parents are Andrej and Sonja Zlebnik …?Has one brother, Jani …?Enjoys dancing …?Political science and sociology major.